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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Slide Mount Tag Book

Evening Peeps. Hope you've all had a good weekend, although hasn't it been wet.

Yesterday I was able to pootle over to Padgate, nr Warrington to join my pals at the Victoria Stampers Group for a day of stamping, getting messy, having fun, and eating!!!

The lovely Carol Clements of Stamp Attack was taking the class and this is my finished slide mount tag book. I decided on a Christmas theme and stamped a background of stars and Merry Christmas in bleach, which I then over swiped with colorbox chalk pads. I then used a gold Lumiere and sponged through some sequin waste.

This is the book opened out to show the folded tags which were stapled along the bottom edge to form a pocket. I used Crafty Individuals Christmas images to pop inside the slide mounts and then sandwiched them together. You can see the full effect below. The slide mounts are tied to the tag pockets with some embroidery thread.

This is just my prototype so that I have something to work from when I have another go.


  1. Nice result Alison, mine isn't have as good so I'm going to have another go at it this week before I let anyone see it.

  2. This is lovely Alison, a great idea.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Alison, this is stunning.

  4. It`s great Alison, but the photos don`t do it justice at all , much nicer in real life ! must finish mine ... hugs Chezzie xx


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